In chapter 7, the author briefly discusses how to deploy a smart contract. You’re using Ganache in your labs, but you’ll learn in future chapters about public test blockchains and production (live) blockchains. Once you deploy a smart contract, that smart contract code is stored on the blockchain forever (remember immutability?) Understanding that you cannot simply overwrite previously deployed smart contracts, contrast approaches to deploying traditional applications and blockchain apps. Does blockchain make deployments easier or harder? Are there any potential risks when deploying blockchain apps that either don’t exist in traditional environments or aren’t as prominent? What should a development organization do differently to mitigate these risks?

 Think of three questions you’d like to ask other students and add these to the end of your thread.

  • The questions must be taken from material you read in Chapter 7 or 8, and each question should start a discussion topic.

Material will be provided:

 Ethereum For Dummies Ch 7